The Map of Early Modern London
The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML) maps the streets, sites, and significant boundaries of late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century London (1560–1640). Taking the Agas map as its platform, the project links encyclopedia-style articles, scholarly work, student work, editions, and literary texts to the places mentioned therein. Students will view the landmarks of Shakespeare’s London and learn about the history and culture of the city in which he lived and worked. Teachers will find the map and encyclopedia useful in teaching Renaissance plays and other texts set in London. Scholars are welcome to contribute articles, links, sources, or compilations of data.
Click on the map to begin your journey or go to the encyclopedia to search for streets, sites, churches, wards, neighbourhoods, people, livery companies, and other topics. Go to the library to read transcriptions of texts about early modern London and extracts from plays set in early modern London.
© The Agas map is used on this website by kind permission of the London Metropolitan Archives, Corporation of the City of London. Copyright law prohibits further reproduction of these images in any form under any circumstances. More Information.
This project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
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